A$AP Rocky, Kim Kardashian and BTS’ RM lead Milan Fashion Week front row
Copenhagen, check. New York, done. London, finished. And so the fashion pack headed to Milan, where fashion week ran February 21 to 27.
With a mountain of 200,000 condoms, it was at Diesel’s 1pm show on Wednesday that really got the Italian fashion capital into gear for the days ahead.
The denim label, which has been re-vamped by designer Glenn Martins, has captured the Gen-Z imagination, and had the guestlist to reflect it. Who is champion of the teens at the moment? Jennifer Coolidge, of recent The White Lotus renaissance.
And while she was not in attendance, the next best was. Alexis Stone, London drag queen and make-up artist, transformed himself into the much loved actress, creating hysteria and confusion both outside and in the venue, as he took a seat by actual The White Lotus cast member Haley Lu Richardson.
Julia Fox also made an appearance, with a special plus one, her son Valentino, who looked every inch the influencer in his triple denim get-up. TikTok star Lucas White Smith, model Mia Regan and the eye-catching boyband Elevator Boys polished off the front row.
Later, Fendi boasted an altogether more established front row of industry legends. Donatella Versace attended to support the brand’s creative director Kim Jones, after the pair worked on the collaborative Fendace collections for the Spring 2022 show season.
Supermodel Winnie Harlow was also there, taking time to pose with Game of Thrones and Wednesday star Gwendoline Christie, and singer Noah Cyrus.
Thursday afternoon’s Prada show attracted huge crowds outside, all to get a glimpse of the ever-impressive line-up co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons attract. This season, they were not disappointed.
Dua Lipa arrived to huge excitement, and was joined by British actors Sienna Miller, Claire Foy and Naomi Ackie at the show. Emma Roberts made an appearance in a strapless, satin dress, while Euphoria’s Hunter Schafer brightened the row in her regal, lemon shade dress coat.
The biggest cheers came for the K and C-pop stars, however, who boast millions of followers and have quickly become some of the fashion house’s most valued guests. Prada saw Korean-Canadian singer Jeon Somi and Chinese singer-songwriter Cai Xukun, a.k.a. Kun, recieve the warmest reception — the latter had fans outside waving signs branding his name.
Thursday concluded with high-energy catwalks from GCDS, whose guest of honour was American actress Bella Thorne, and Moschino, which saw model Ashley Graham, former pornstar Mia Khalifa, socialite Heart Evangelista and the ruggedly handsome 365 Days actor Michele Morrone — who has previously been rumoured to be dating Khole Kardashian — seated to enjoyed the collection.
On Friday, all eyes were locked on Gucci, a brand currently in flux following the departure of Creative Director Alessandro Michele, and a season before the newly appointed Sabato De Sarno takes the reins. This proved no deterrent as the waves of celebrities flooded into the canary yellow carpeted show space. A$AP Rocky lead the way, posing up a storm with Salma Hayek, and Italian band Måneskin.
Also there were actresses Julia Garner, Jodie-Turner Smith and soon-to-be Little Mermaid, Halle Bailey. They joined Dakota Johnson, who cut a gothic figure in a black mesh GG monogrammed mini dress, and Florence Welch, who looked etheral in a a flowing, blue chiffion gown.
Ferragamo, the storied Italian brand now lead by London designer Maximilian Davis, kicked off Saturday morning in style as Euphoria’s Hunter Schafer, singer Shygirl, model Jordan Barrett and actress Uma Thurman all sat front row. It was followed quickly by Dolce & Gabbana. This season teh label collaborated with Kim Kardashian, who was spotted in a ruby red crystal bralette and skirt ensemble at the show.
What felt like a final hurrah came outside Bottega Veneta on Saturday night, where crowds once again gathered to get a glimpse of their idols. Star of the show undoubtedly went to BTS member RM, who appeared to screams in burgundy cowboy boots, a lapelless black suit and deep cut white vest.
Click through the gallery above for the best faces spotted on the MFW front row